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Bill Erkelens

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Chief Operating Officer

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I proactively call-out single-use plastic bottle users in sailing. Nothing like some good public-shaming! Our local yacht clubs just ditched straws and installed two water stations and are debating how to make events free of single-use plastics.

THE OCEAN RACE EXPERIENCE:

2014-15 Team Alvimedica

2017-18 Vestas 11th Hour Racing

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO CONNECT WITH THE OCEAN?

Sailing offshore

 

IF YOU WERE A MARINE ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

Porpoise, they like to surf!

 

SHARE A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU AND SAILING:

I’ve raced in four Pacific Cup races double-handed with my wife. Looking forward to our 5th!

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